The Book is Back!

We were thriilled with how quickly we sold the first print run of our book – Hackthorn & Cold Hanworth in the 20th Century, but this left us with a bit of a dilemma when we found out that there were still quite a few of you out there who would have liked to own a copy.

So … after ramping up our sales ot tea and coffee at various events and rummaging down the back of sofas, we are delighted to reveal that we have been able to produce a second print run!

This soft-cover version of the book features almost 150 pages packed with information about the two villages including maps, photos and transcripts of interviews with former residents.

The book is available for purchase now at £13.50 including p&p

We are hoping to arrange online purchase soon, but for now, please contact us to order a copy.

Chapel News

Thanks to Mr Peter Reynolds for helping to solve the mystery of when the Chapel was built. He has very kindly supplied us with pictures of a foundation stone laying trowel which he purchased at auction some years ago.

It bears the inscription
“Hackthorn Wesleyen Chapel
June 9th 1869
Presented to Mr Charles Bratton”



Thursday 3rd October 2019

 at 7.00 p.m. in Hackthorn Village Hall


Thursday 24th October 2019

at 7.00 pm. in Hackthorn Village Hall

Sue Allan, famous as author of the Mayflower Maid Trilogy and for her knowledge of the Pilgrim Fathers’ Journey, is to return to talk about the Mayflower Women

Everyone welcome.

Entrance Fee £2 to include refreshments.

Exhibition 2019

We held a very successful exhibition at the Village Hall on 31st March 2019, with a huge amount of our historical artefacts on display.

We were delighted with the turnout, and thanks go to everyone who supported the event. Here are a few pictures to give you a flavour of what was on display.

War Memorial gets a Facelift

Hackthorn War Memorial
Our war memorial was given a thorough clean-up and restoration in the spring of 2014, and was looking splendid in the sushine once again, as this picture shows.